Oct 15, 2010

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

The Body Shop, now owned by L'Oreal, has been updating their product offerings. One of their newest product lines to be updated is their Vitamin C line. Having tried and liked their Vitamin E line I was eager to try their revamped Vitamin C line.

The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 is delightful. The slightly thick texture smells slightly of citrus, spreads easily, and absorbs well. A lot of products with a high SPF tend to be greasy but I have found that this moisturizer leaves a dewy finish. The texture is great because it is thick enough that you know where you are applying it but not so thick that it just sits on the skin. It contains Vitamin C and Amazonian Camu Camu along with the Sesame Seed Oil found in a lot of their other products. Camu Camu is said to be rich in Vitamin C.

This is a great product in my opinion and well worth trying, especially for those wanting a higher SPF.

Available in a 1.69 ounce tube, this moisturizer retails for $20.00 at The Body Shop stores and online.

Ingredients: Water (Solvent/Diluent), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Isododecane (Solvent), Octisalate (Sunscreen), Octocrylene (Sunscreen), Hydrogenated Polydecene (Skin Conditioning Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Arachidyl Alcohol (Emulsion Stabiliser), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Behenyl Alcohol (Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Arachidyl Glucoside (Surfactant/Emulsifying Agent), Cetyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Antioxidant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer (Binder), Fragrance (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Polyisobutene (Binder), Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Sorbitan Isostearate (Emulsifier), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient).

Oct 1, 2010

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1

I have never been a big fan of Clinique products, however, after reading reviews for their Clarifying Lotions, decided to give it a try.

Clinique is the dermatological formulated brand from Estee Lauder and perhaps best known for their Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. Good Skin, offered exclusively at Kohl's and also owned by Estee Lauder, makes similar products.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 is for very dry to dry skin and is advertised as being gentle enough for those who are sensitive to water. This may be, however, it does contain alcohol rather high up on the list of ingredients. Still, this product doesn't sting my sensitive skin. Applied prior to moisturizing this product is supposed to refine fine lines and remove dulling dry skin flakes. I found that it makes my skin a bit oily and shiny. This lotion is great at removing soap residue and it does feel soothing.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion is available in five different formulas for different skin types and can be purchased from the Clinique website or from the Clinique counter and department stores. A 6.7 ounce bottle retails for $12.50.

Ingredients: Vary by formula.